American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Arising from or characterized by prudence.
- adj. Exercising prudence, good judgment, or common sense.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Involving prudence; characterized or prescribed by prudence: as, prudential motives; prudential considerations.
- Exercising prudence; hence, advisory; discretionary: as, a prudential committee (a committee having discretionary charge of various affairs of a society).
- Instructed; scientific.
- n. That which demands the exercise of prudence; a matter for prudence.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or arising from the use of prudence
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Proceeding from, or dictated or characterized by, prudence; prudent; discreet; sometimes, selfish or pecuniary as distinguished from higher motives or influences.
- adj. Exercising prudence; discretionary; advisory; superintending or executive.
- n. That which relates to or demands the exercise of, discretion or prudence; -- usually in the pl.
- adj. arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters
“While we need to maintain prudential walls around our institutions, those walls can't be higher than those which we see in our major trading partners.”
“Rex thought the vagueness of the phrase prudential; "the colonies" necessarily embracing more advantages, and being less capable of being rebutted on a single ground than any particular settlement.”
“Certain prudential regulations however are required to meet those cases where uniformity is necessary, and where, from the nature of the subject, common usage cannot supply the place of positive precepts.”
“On compensation, Bernanke said management policies should be aligned with the "long-term prudential interests of the institution ... (and) provide appropriate incentives for safe and sound behavior.”
“Management compensation policies should be aligned with the long-term prudential interests of the institution, be tied to the risks being borne by the organization, provide appropriate incentives for safe and sound behavior, and avoid short-term payments for transactions with long-term horizons. 3”
“Management compensation policies should be aligned with the long-term prudential interests of the institution.”
“They fall into the larger section of the second division, of what we may call prudential crimes.”
“Management compensation policies should be aligned with the long-term prudential interests of the institution, should provide appropriate incentives for safe and sound behavior, and should structure compensation to prevent short-term payments for transactions with long-term horizons. ”
“Slavery has two phases; the moral, which involves the RIGHT, and the prudential, which is the expedient.”
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